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Scenic Pacific Travel - New Zealand Tours

Christchurch, New Zealand
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About Scenic Pacific Travel - New Zealand Tours
Kia Ora! We are Kiwi's based in New Zealand and we specialize in Independent Coach Tours around New Zealand. Choose from a large selection of our pre-set tours, or tell us what you would like to do and we can work together to create an amazing customised holiday you'll never forget! We also sell Guided Group coach tours, and numerous half and full day sightseeing activities. We received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017, so we know you are going to love our service and our Tours just as much as everyone else!
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Tour through the Canterbury Plains, with a lunch stop on route at Terrace Downs resort. If time and weather permits, a short walk should you wish, to view the rock formations. Head west through Arthur's Pass to the Otira Viaduct lookout. Spot a cheeky "Kea”. Return to Arthur's Pass and board the famous TranzAlpine train.The train journey between Arthur's Pass and Springfield is the most scenic as the train clings and descends the cliffs following the aqua blue Waimakariri River. Travel through 15 short tunnels and over 4 dramatic viaducts, including the Staircase viaduct. On arrival into Springfield, you will disembark the train and meet your driver for the short trip back to Christchurch .
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Frank R wrote a review Mar 2020
Baltimore, Maryland9 contributions
Scenic Pacific, in Christchurch, helped us design a 22-day custom tour of the South Island for four people -my wife and I and another couple. After asking us what we were interested in seeing/doing in New Zealand, our agent- Lisa Smith - put together a package that included airport connections, hotels, tours, bus, ferry and shuttle connections. We stayed in rain forests, cities, mountains; rode buses, ferries, trains, trolleys, boats and cars; hiked mountain trails, swam in turquoise waters, toured cities, gardens and caves, walked in gardens, crossed swinging bridges and drifted in flooded caves beneath a ceiling of glow worms. When we missed a connection (our fault), Lisa put it all back together - remotely, on her day off. We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience - in NZ, and with Scenic Pacific.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Roam58999559139, Manager at Scenic Pacific Travel - New Zealand Tours
Responded 8 Mar 2020
It was a pleasure to have you visit New Zealand, thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you back in New Zealand. Cheers Heather
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Anita Z wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington8 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked a 10-day independent tour of the south island. Sophie worked with us in recommending an itinerary and then everything was in the very capable hands of Scenic Pacific Travel! We received our itinerary and vouchers and it all worked perfectly: inter-city coach and tour coach bus service, taxis, all hotels and the specific tours we booked. There was a last-minute change needed due to unexpected flooding and Sophie and team reached out to us proactively and modified our trip - we heard other travelers struggling with re-booking and making last minute changes and we had no issues at all thanks to Scenic Pacific Travel. If you want to enjoy your time in New Zealand, not stress out about driving or booking hotels, and maintain your independence so you are not stuck in a big tour group, then booking an independent tour is the way to go! Highlights for us: Aoraki Mount Cook and the Glacier Explorer Tour, spending time in Queenstown, and taking the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Greymouth.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Roam58999559139, General Manager at Scenic Pacific Travel - New Zealand Tours
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Was an absolute pleasure putting together a tour for you, sorry to hear that you were impacted by the flooding, but no problem for us to sort that for you. There are many advantages of booking with Scenic Pacific, most importantly we look after you should there be a need to make amendments, due to events out of our control. Thank you so much for highlighting our service. We all look forward to having you back in New Zealand. Cheers Heather
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Vela wrote a review Sep 2019
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We just came back from a lovely NZ trip. We used Scenic Pacific Travel to arrange our tour packages : Hobbiton and Waitomo Experience and the 7 Day Glaciers, Lakes & Night Sky Independent tour. From the moment we emailed this company for initial inquiry up to the very end of our journey, they were closely in touched and always ready to assist us. They were prompt with email responses, every thing was well organized and clearly explained: itinerary, timing, method of payments, what to expect, what to bring, what to wear. The service they provided to us exceeded way beyond our expectation. They were also flexible and very accommodating , so if you do not find any activities you wish to do or places to go in the prearranged tour packages they offer, do not hesitate to inquire. All the pick up times and pick up points were precise. If there are any cancellation of activity you enlisted due to weather condition, have no concern, they will take care of the refund process in a very timely manner. I will highly recommend this tour company to friends and relatives who wish to visit NZ but do not want to do their own driving or do not want to be bothered arranging a NZ itinerary themselves. Look no further, this is absolutely an excellent tour company in NZ. Thanks Monique!!!!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Sophie_OGrady, Guest Relations Manager at Scenic Pacific Travel - New Zealand Tours
Responded 13 Oct 2019
Kia Ora Vela_Vil Thanks for your fantastic review of your recent tour arrangements! We are delighted to hear that you had a great time on both the Hobbiton and Waitomo Experience Day Tour and our 7 Day Glaciers, Lakes and Night Sky Independent/Self-Guided Tour. Monique is a fabulous consultant and we are proud of the service we deliver. It is so encouraging to know that you will be recommending us to your family and friends and we know that they will have a great time when we welcome them to Aotearoa New Zealand! Thanks again, all the best Sophie and the Pacific Travel team.
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Riyaas01 wrote a review Aug 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia14 contributions
Hi, We altogether 7 adults with 2 kids(4yo & 9yo) planning to Visit South New Zealand in Mid December 2019. Arriving Christchurch and departing Queenstown. We plan to hire a car with driver with our own plan tour. Kindly advice/ suggest what I can cover for that 7 nights south tour. Thank you.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Sophie_OGrady, Front Office Manager at Scenic Pacific Travel - New Zealand Tours
Responded 21 Aug 2019
Kia Ora, Riyaas01, Lovely that you have placed us a review - even as this is an initial enquiry! We would be absolutely delighted to put together your private driver/guide tour for your arrival into the South Island in December. I have sent you an email with some more information. We look forward to working with you to create a fabulous tour! Thanks and regards Pacific Travel Team
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SnB_dubs wrote a review Apr 2019
Winnipeg, Canada31 contributions5 helpful votes
We took the 5 day South Island Tour out of Christchurch. It was awesome! The scenery was amazing...great accommodations...a great experience! The tour was only surpassed by the attitudes and actions of Sophie & Monique. Sophie "went the extra mile" to ensure we had prompt and full responses prior to, after booking and while on tour. Monique came to our rescue when an emergency necessitated a change during the tour. We highly recommend this tour and thank these ladies for their wonderful, professional and caring service.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from Sophie_OGrady, Front Office Manager at Scenic Pacific Travel - New Zealand Tours
Responded 16 Apr 2019
Hello SnB_dubs! Thank you for your generous feedback on your recently completed 5 Day Dunedin, Queenstown and Milford Tour! We are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves, and we can't take credit for the South Island's incredible scenery but we can definitely be proud of the service we offer. We are always here for our guests, during the enquiry and booking stage, right through to when they have completed their tour. As we are based in New Zealand, we're just a call away to assist you if any plans change, or unexpected events happen - so its great that you were impressed with Monique's assistance when you needed it! Thanks again, it was a real pleasure working with you and we hope to welcome you back to New Zealand some time soon :) All the best, Sophie and the Scenic Pacific Travel team
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